Malcolm Rathmell Sport – MRS Sherco – British Trials Championship Podium


Last weekend saw the sixth round of the British Trials Championship take place at Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire.   Yeadon and Guiseley put on an excellent event, well organised, as would be expected of this very established club with Andrew Carter as Clerk of the Course. Nineteen year old Jack Peace, riding his Factory 250 MRS Sherco, put in an absolutely superb result finishing in second place to match his result from the previous week.  This time though he had the scalp of ex-British Champion James Dabill after saving his best lap to last with a score of 16 marks. Jack is now lying fourth overall in the championship only five points behind third and with two rounds to go it is all to play for.   Following on from his win at last week’s British Championship elder brother Dan, on his 300 Factory Sherco, finished fourth, whichwas enough to move him into second position overall in the championship standings .  MRS Sherco rider Jack Sheppard returned to the British Championship this weekend, after an injury put paid to him riding last weekend and he finished in 9th position.  Without a minder it was a very hard trial for Jack as there were some very difficult sections so he did well to come through as he did.   In Trial 2 MRS Sherco rider, James Fry, put in consistent laps to come in 8 th overall and James is now lying 6th overall in the championship standings.  In the meantime his wife Emma Bristow came 9th on the day but is lying a very creditable 4th overall in the standings which is really exceptional and proof, if it was needed, that she made the right decision to ride this championship for 2019.  Mention must go to local rider Danny Gamble who, dipping his toes in the water at a British Championship event, rode brilliantly to finish 6th in the British Expert Class overall on the day.   Jack Peace – “I’m happy with how the trial went on Sunday. My riding was good and second place was a great result. It was an enjoyable trial with some hard sections to go at. Thanks to everyone involved helping me over the weekend and my sponsors also.”   Dan Peace – “It was a very good event put on by Yeadon and Guiseley! I found myself in a good position and riding well towards the end of the second lap but a bad run at the start of the last lap cost me in a tight battle for higher positions.”   Emma Bristow – “I made a few too many mistakes which kept me from where I should have been last weekend. It’s a tough class and I’ll be working hard to prove that I deserve to be in the top three and I’m really eager to get on the podium again. I’m looking forward to the next rounds in Scotland where I’ll be out fighting on my new 2020 Sherco.”   Pics by Neil Sturgeon (Get well soon!!)

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